Born in a year of unpredictable and extreme weather, the Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2003 is a delightfully precocious rosé.
Most people are familiar with Dom Pérignon, the prestigious vintage Champagne produced by the Champagne house Moët & Chandon. But stirring unfamiliar yet tasteful notes is the Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2003, an intriguing concoction of harmony with a touch of impudence. On the palate, the wine is voluptuous and its velvety texture is immediately perceptible. As you swirl it in your mouth it radiates sensuality with a final hint of licorice; a surprising interpretation of Dom Pérignon’s signature minerality.
The 2003 vintage is one of superlatives: it was a year like no other and was defined by extreme weather. First, the vineyard experienced a severe spring with freezing temperatures and hail, followed by the hottest summer in 53 years. For the first time since 1822, the harvest began as early as 25th August. The resulting vintage of that perfectly ripe and healthy but small harvest, is the precocious Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2003.
“There is nothing classic about it,” said the Dom Pérignon cellar master Richard Geoffroy. “The depth of Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2003 opens with a surprising, mysterious hedonism.”
The colour of Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2003 is deep, with light amber and copper tints. The nose incites a burst of richness and complexity. Its first impression on the palate is of a ripe fruit, then fig and strawberry and as the wine breathes and grows, it reveals guava, violet and vanilla. The palate is concentrated and well-defined. The silkiness and spice fade into a mineral, iodine and salty finish.
Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2003 is available at leading wine stores and duty free outlets across the country. It’s priced Rs. 46,106 in Mumbai and Rs. 42,440 in Delhi.